MSC Apex Fossa is the winner of 13 product awards and 25 patent filings to date, is the result of 450+ man years of software development and is in use in over 300 companies' worldwide. Now on its sixth release, Apex has advanced from a highly productive model-preparation tool to a complete simulation system.
Redefining Vibrational Analysis
Examples of problems related to vibrations can be found everywhere. Vibration has to be addressed anytime a part or an assembly is subjected to a cyclic load, such as those found in cars, airplanes, consumer equipment, and so on. Currently, addressing these issues is a tedious trial-and-error process.
Apex Fossa allows design exploration to happen in the analysis result space, without having to go back to CAD and redesign the entire part or assembly. This dramatically reduces the time for a power-user to achieve the optimal solution (from days to hours) and democratizes vibrational analysis, making it accessible to more engineers.
Engineers can now see how a part or a structure responds to input parameters in real-time. Users can explore a large variety of "what if" scenarios, by adding or removing mass, damping or stiffness, as well as determine if they are observing a global or local behavior without leaving the Apex environment. This allows engineers to rapidly determine which part of the structure is not behaving as expected, and to quickly propose an effective solution.